Crown of the Crest
The Greater Omaha Area Trail Runnerz (GOATz) are proud to present the Crown of the Crest at Calvin Crest in Fremont Nebraska. On Saturday, May 25th at 6:00 am, runners will embark on their marathon and 100 miler! This is a 10 mile per loop course (marathons will do twice, with an additional 6.2) which makes it simple if you are planning to do this solo or have full crew/pacers. The 100-mile runners will have 32 hours to complete the distance, for a final cut-off time of 2 pm on Sunday, May 26th. For those who wish to join in on the fun but perhaps do not have running 100 miles in their plans, we have a totally unique, Lucky 13-hour event for you. Starting at 1:00 am on Sunday, May 26th, you will embark on your 13-hour run and give new energy to those 100-mile runners who are still on course! For this distance, you will simply run as many loops as you can in 13 hours.
There will be a mandatory prerace briefing at 5:50am on race morning. Runners will be able to pick up their packet up to 90 minutes before race start. The Lucky 13, you will have your prerace briefing at 12:50 am. Your packet pickup will be available any time prior to your 1:00 am start time. Drop bags are allowed. There will be a fully stocked and manned aid station located at the Start/Finish, as well and an unmanned water stop on the course which runners will pass twice per loop. There will be swag for all runners. The winners will be awarded the Crown of the Crest for the hundred, and similar for the Lucky 13.
Located just southwest of Fremont, NE, Calvin Crest is a single track loop located on the bluffs of the Platte River with a distance of approximately 6 miles.
There is an estimated 700 feet in elevation gain and 1,400 feet of max elevation.
The trail starts at the top of the bluff and rolls down and up into the center spine of cedars. Calvin Crest is like a roller coaster in some spots and has some pretty tough climbs out there. Expect switchbacks and roots as the trail can be technical in some areas during the loop. This area is very scenic and cuts through a bluff on the Platte River.
There is absolutely NO ALCOHOL allowed on the property at Calvin Crest.
Event's current local time: 5:43 PM CT
Calvin Crest is an alcohol-free facility and we will respect their rules.
If ANYONE is seen with alcohol, they will be asked to leave the race entirely.
Any runner seen drinking alcohol or with alcohol will be disqualified from the race immediately.
Smoking is not allowed at Calvin Crest at any time. Pacers are allowed after 54 miles of the course is complete for the 100 milers. Pacers are allowed after sun up for the Lucky 13. Runners must start at the designated starting time for the event they have entered.